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3.Mexico’s 600-Year-Old Dance of the Flying Men
4.The Last Traditional Tattoo Artist in the Philippines
5.Living Beyond the Gender Binary for Centuries
6.An Ancient Practice with Peru’s Last Medicine Men
7.Eating Escamoles, the Caviar of the Mexican Desert
8.How People Take Their Tea Around the World
9.Preparing Ramadan Iftar Meals Around the World
10.The Queen of Chinese Cuisine
11.The Japanese Technique for Harvesting Sea Salt by Hand
12.How-Slow-Can-You-Go Horse Racing in Hokkaido
13.The Women Taking on the Macho World of Mariachi
14.Fighting to Keep Mexico’s Floating Farms Alive
15.Visiting One of the World’s Last Bell Foundries
16.Taiwan’s Age-Old Tradition of Massaging With Knives
17.Preserving Prehistoric Lizards With the 'Iguanero'
18.The Artist Bringing Vibrant Skeletons to Life
19.What’s Baseball Without a Side of Grasshoppers?
20.The Art of Becoming a Tightrope Clown
21.A Family of Marionette Makers
22.In Mexico, an Underwater Dancer Performs in a Cenote
23.Candy Craftsmanship: Korea's First Family of a Classic Confection
24.Behold the Human Towers of Catalonia
25.A Cultural Tour of Ghana
Mexico's Zapotecs are an indigenous community living in Oaxaca, Mexico. Before Spanish colonization, Zapotecan civilization was a thriving epicenter of food, culture and tradition. Today, chef Abigail Mendoza is on a mission to keep those traditions alive by cooking the food of her ancestors. All the dishes she cooks—including pre-hispanic mole, stuffed chiles with Oaxaca cheese and atole—are made using ancient techniques. Recognized by the world’s best chefs for her dishes, she hopes to keep the food of her ancestors alive and thriving.
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